Windows 7 Setup

Required Setup

  1. Turn off/disable Wireless network connection
  2. Set Network connection to AUTO DHCP
      1. Go to Start | Search for "Network" and select Network and Sharing Center | Change Network Connection OR Change Adapter Settings (located on the left panel)
      2. Right click mouse over Local Area Connection and select Properties
      3. Remove check-mark beside Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)
      4. Highlight Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties button

        • Verify that Obtain an IP Address automatically is selected.
        • Verify that Obtain DNS server address automatically is selected.
      5. Click OK
  3. Set Network connection speed and stability
      1. In Local Area Connection window, click the Configure button, continue to Advanced tab

        • If listed: 802.1p Support — Set Value to Disable
        • If listed: Speed | Duplex | Media Type or Flow Control - Set Value to Auto, Auto Detect or Auto Sense OR 10BaseT / 10BaseTx /Half Duplex Twisted Pair
      2. Continue to Power Management tab
      3. Ensure Allow the computer to turn off the device to save power is UNCHECKED
      4. Click OK to save changes made and restart computer

Recommended but Optional

Windows 7 comes with new ways to share files. We highly suggest disabling these settings whenever you are connecting to our network. Assuming you have correctly installed Windows 7 and have administrative access you will be able to follow the steps below.

Before completing the following steps, you must be connected to the network and Windows DEFAULT firewall is enabled.

  • To Enable Windows Firewall: Click Start | Search for Windows Firewall | Turn Windows Firewall on or off | Click ON | OK.
      1. Go to Start | Type "Network" in Search box | Select Network and Sharing Center | Click Change advanced sharing settings (located on the left panel)
      2. In the Network Sharing Center window:
        • Click Choose homegroup and sharing options
        • Select Change advanced sharing settings...
      3. Click the Turn off network discovery option.
        • Click the Apply button on the right.
      4. In the Advance Sharing Settings window, ensure the following are turned OFF:
        • Network discovery
        • File and printer sharing
        • Public folder Sharing
        • Media streaming (By default it is turned off)
          • Click Choose media stream options...
          • Click Blocked All button
          • Click OK
        • Ensure the following settings is turned ON:
          • Password protected sharing
        • If any changes are made, click Save Settings button